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Ice cream makers [Moved from Home Cooking]

by Paul Lukas 14 years ago

I want to buy an ice cream maker. A friend has recommended the Lello Il Gelato 1-quart model, which is a bit pricey (between $160 and $200, depending on the source). Anyone have any other recommend...

Food Dehydrator

by jordana 14 years ago

Hi, Does anyone know of a good quality but not to expensive type of food dehydrator to buy? I want to primarily make some dried fruit and beef jerky. I do not really know much about dehydr...

most difficult area in the kitchen to clean and how you git 'er done

toodie jane
by toodie jane 14 years ago

I've got my own list: the kitchen sink drainer, between the gasket and the underside of the basket--ick! (I pry open the join with table knife and wedge in my scouring cloth; awkward at best. ...

Dualit Convection Oven/Toaster

by Mari 14 years ago

I need to buy a toaster oven and just noticed the new Dualit Convection Oven that Williams Sonoma carries. It is rather pricey at $200, but it has a lifetime guarantee. I think I like the thought...

Thinking of buying a backyard smoker. Help?

by jp 14 years ago

I've been wanting to buy a backyard smoker. I've done a little research. I know Weber makes one. Does anybody have any input about which models/makes are best? Any tips on using? Thanks in adv...

immersion blender versus cuisinart

by mudaba 14 years ago

I recently received an immersion blender as a gift and I love it! Now I'm wondering if I still need the cuisinart that I was lusting for, or if the immersion blender will cover any chopping needs I...

Electric Spice Grinder?

by mspea 14 years ago

I know that most folks use a coffee grinder to grind spices, but I wonder whether there's a particular brand/type that works better than others. My main concern is that most coffee grinders seem t...

Electric stoves

by kittyfood 14 years ago

My husband and I are moving to a different house, and the only downside is that there is no natural gas in the entire neighborhood. We live in the Phoenix area, and it seems that in the 70s there ...

Help with purchasing Grill

by Problem Child 14 years ago

I am planning to buy a grill, but am looking for the convenience of gas and the flavors of charcoal. Is there any good grill under $200 that will do that? I would like to be able to place charcoa...

Costco or Sam's Club Cookware?

by weinstein5 14 years ago

I was reviewing consumer reports testing of cookware and they recommended 2 sets one nonstick-Kirkland Signature from Costco and one uncoated members Mark from Sam's Club - I wanted to see if anyon...

Burnt Popcorn - How to clean the pot?

by Strudel 14 years ago

I love home popped popcorn. Unfortunatley, my mother's ancient Faberware pot does not. I burned popcorn in it and I cannot get it cleaned. I have tried elbow grease, Brillo, Easy Off, Barkeepers F...

I may need a new gas stove . . .

by Marsha 14 years ago

. . . because the thingie that heats up and eventually fires my oven isn't working right; it takes forever for my over to start heating, and when it does, I hear a big "whuff" and, recently, I've b...

I love my Miele dishwasher! Will I love a Miele oven, too?

by fauchon 14 years ago

My 15+ year-old Dacor has got to go! Takes absolutely forever to warm up & always has. Drives me nuts!

Nifty ice pop molds

Pat Hammond
by Pat Hammond 14 years ago

I had good luck at Bed, Bath and Beyond today. I found the lime squeezer of my dreams (http://chowhound.com/topics/show/306349} and some very clever ice pop molds. I love ice pops of all differe...

any good chip clips?

by pamd 14 years ago

I always have problems with chip clips breaking. Are there any good ones out there.

various beer glasses

by millefeuille 14 years ago

hi all- where can I find a selection of specialized beer glassware (Orval, duvel, various german glass shapes)? thanks in advance. ps I've seen a nice selection at New City Beer Distributors on...

Silverware to keep or to return?Need Advice Please!

by VBeatso 14 years ago

I just got married and registered (on amazon.com) for Pillar style Reed & Barton Silverware. I mostly went with them because I liked the look and it said it was 18/10 stainless steel and completely...

most used cuisinart blade?

by Betty 14 years ago

I recently bought a new 14-cup Cuisinart that was missing its blades - (hence the $20 price) after, of course, checking online to be sure I could buy replacement blades. So, of all the selectio...

Stovetop Smoker Issues

by amysuehere 14 years ago

Finally broke down and purchased one. Tried drummies as my first effort and it ended up "steaming" them more than smoking them. Am I doing something wrong or is that just what it does? any grea...

Rice Dispenser?

by boogiebaby 14 years ago

Does anyone here have a rice dispenser? They are pretty common in Asia but not too many people have them here. I'm thinking about getting one because it's a pain to lug out a heavy (and big) plasti...

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